Nouns denoting natural phenomena

aureole
the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
 
engine
something used to achieve a purpose
 
ferrimagnetism
a phenomenon in ferrites where there can be incomplete cancellation of antiferromagnetic arranged spins giving a net magnetic moment
 
angular acceleration
(physics) the rate of change of the angular velocity of a rotating body
 
monsoon
a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
 
brainwave
(neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
 
drizzle
very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
 
conductivity
the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
 
outcome
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
 
fringe
one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
 
head
the pressure exerted by a fluid
 
fogbank
a large mass of fog on the sea (as seen from a distance)
 
osmotic pressure
(physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane
 
snowstorm
a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds
 
west wind
wind that blows from west to east
 
paramagnetism
materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed
 
cold front
the front of an advancing mass of colder air
 
frost heave
upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil
 
life
the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
 
antiferromagnetism
magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature
 
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